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If this doesn’t infuriate you beyond all belief about Operation: Inherent Resolve, nothing will. We’ve now learned that our inherent resolve…is to hand-deliver weapons to our enemy.

That’s right; we’ve just air-dropped boxes upon boxes of weapons into Kobani, intended to help the Kurds. Instead, ISIS found those weapons and posted the video of their discovery to social media. Perhaps if the administration weren’t so busy claiming that Kobani isn’t that important, they might have tried to secure the area before dumping grenades and rockets into a territory the enemy clearly controls.

President Obama’s critics will surely hate to say they told him so, but this is what happens when you attempt to do everything from the air. And that’s not even to mention the fact that we should have been arming the Syrians at least two years ago. Now we’re trying to do it all from the skies, and finding out that things aren’t quite as simplistic as the president might like them to be. I imagine that if he could have Fed-Ex’ed explosives to moderate fighters, he would have.

Ironically, The Daily Beast points out it was only yesterday that the White House was expressing confidence in those weapons going to their intended recipients:

On Monday, White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said the U.S. government was confident that the emergency airdropped supplies for the Kurdish forces near Kobani were falling into the right hands.

“We feel very confident that, when we air drop support as we did into Kobani… we’ve been able to hit the target in terms of reaching the people we want to reach,” Rhodes told CNN. “What I can assure people is that, when we are delivering aid now, we focus it on the people we want to receive that assistance. Those are civilians in need. Those are forces that we’re aligned with in the fight against ISIL [the government’s preferred acronym for ISIS], and we take precautions to make sure that it’s not falling into the wrong hands.”

I guess Big Ben will need a do-over on that one as well. But what else is new?

 


Matt Fox

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Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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